Khonnor - Lost Pets [pls001]
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One of the most interesting new faces in independent electronic music this past year has been Khonnor (aka Grandma and I, Cactus). At only 16 years of age, his unique style signals a new dialect in the language of electronic music -- one built from an engaging confrontation of nostalgic themes and artful digital interruptions.
The music in Khonnor's world is a private sort, evocative and transporting. A strange music that makes you feel old for the first time and new in the most familiar way.
With three EPs on the venerable Monotonik label, an mp3/cd release as I, Cactus with 8bitpeoples, and a forthcoming release on upstart label Type, we're very pleased to offer these six new tracks -- certainly among his most beautiful work to date.
Here is an important musical talent equally at home in the past and present, making sweet vignettes with just the right amount of light.
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- 2004-01-04 19:38:56
- Lost Pets
+ Toho's "review" reeks of jealousy and elitism. Pathetic.
Subject: Khonnor always delivers
"I was everything..." is the best track in this release.
Subject: its good
Subject: better than life
Subject: Unoriginal. Derivative.
Feigning emotions to a crackly IDM rhythm comes off as careless, and exaggerating one's importance is just irresponsible. The music has been done before, and better. It's over. It's all over. A number of great musicians were formed from IDM, glitch, clickyclack music, or whatever you want to call it this month. They contributed an interesting sound to music in general. But what of Khonnor? If it weren't for a handful of nearsighted, credulous internet music critics, he/it would have been buried in the sea of mediocre IDM that continues to pour from suburban basements.
Lots of beauty here, sometimes a bit grating, but mostly highly indivudual moving pieces. Nice combination of natural and processed sounds. Cantelopps is especially beautiful. IÂm curious about how this guy will develop his music.
Tres simpatico to give songs of this quality away for free.
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